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Jenny Youngson

Museum Development Manager – Accreditation
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Jenny Youngson (she/her) is one of two Museum Development Managers – Accreditation at Museums Galleries Scotland. She supports Scottish museums to achieve and maintain the UK Museum Accreditation Standard. Alongside Victoria Hawkins, she is responsible for ensuring the sector understand the Standard, how to articulate that they are meeting its requirements, and most importantly, how Accreditation can support the development of museums. She works with the UK Accreditation partners (Arts Council England, Welsh Government, and Northern Ireland Museums Council) to make sure that the Standard supports museums of all sizes and types across the whole of the UK. 

Jenny joined MGS in 2011, following roles in collections management and logistics with local authority museums. She continues to have a passion for museum stores and decants. Her role with Accreditation allows her to visit many museums and see behind the scenes, a privilege she is delighted to have. 

Jenny spends most her time outside work entertaining her wee boy and learning more about whatever topic has recently piqued his interest, currently superheroes and the emergency services.